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My First Gaming PC

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January 23, 2010 9:33:46 PM

This is my first time building a PC, let me know what you think.


Computer Case

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mother Board

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Fan

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory -
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphic Card

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU

The mother board i purchased supports Core i7 (LGA1156)/i5 (LGA1156)

So one of the two based on availability from the company i work for.

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Still debating on what monitor i should get any ideas would be great thanks in advance.

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January 23, 2010 9:37:15 PM

mvargh143 said:
Let me know what you think.


Computer Case

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mother Board

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Fan

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory -
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphic Card

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Still debating on what monitor i should get any ideas would be great thanks in advance.



You didn't specify which CPU you were looking at. The rest kind of depends on your choice.
January 24, 2010 12:25:12 AM

Looks like an overall decent build, but I feel you can do better.

First off, for cooling, at that pricepoint for air cooling the best you can get would be

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212%2b-_-35-103-065-_-Product

As for hard drivers you should look for either of these 3

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&cm_re=western_digital_caviar_black-_-22-136-319-_-Product

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=samsung_f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395&cm_re=seagate_barracuda_500-_-22-148-395-_-Product

The F3 is the newest and fastest.

What kind of budget do you have for the monitor, and what size / resolution are you looking for?
January 24, 2010 4:07:11 AM



What kind of budget do you have for the monitor, and what size / resolution are you looking for?[/quotemsg]


Looking for something in 180 to 300 dollar range with a screen size of 24 to 27in. Not sure what kind of resolution i should get.
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